Conservation Commission

Mission Statement

To identify and protect Hartford’s natural resources, to educate our community about natural heritage, and to foster local environmental stewardship.

The Hartford Conservation Commission was established in 1990.  It's charge is to:

  • Acquire and protect valuable wildlife habitat, scenic view shed and watershed areas.
  • Develop an inventory of natural resources throughout Hartford.
  • Educate and increase awareness of conservation and recreation goals and impacts.
  • Encourage recreational uses consistent with the preservation of the natural beauty that exists within our town.
  • Maintain and preserve natural areas.


Hartford Town Forest Management Plan

 A remote community meeting on the update of the Forest Management Plan for the Hartford Town Forest was held on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

  • Draft Forest Management Plan (See here
  • Three-page Summary (See here)
  • To view a Video of July 15th meeting (See here) *Please note that this video is 547 MB and may take up to five minutes to download*
  • The Conservation Commission is seeking public input and has developed a form to receive comments.  Your participation is appreciated.  To access the form (Hartford Town Forest Management Plan Comment Form)


Thomas Kahl, Chair Jonathan Bouton
Angela Emerson C. Dana Hazen
Mary Hutchins Lee Michaelides
Katie Mann

Emma Behrens - Selectboard Liaison

If you wish to correspond with Members by mail please address to 171 Bridge Street, White River Junction, VT 05001

​To leave a message please call 802-295-3075.